"Malaria is an extremely difficult parasite to control, in part because it's a complex organism." No, it's not. Just kill the mosquitos that carry it through part of its life cycle. That's all you have to do.
Before DDT was outlawed, we were on our way to eradicating it, because DDT works extremely well on mosquitos. But of course Rachel Carson's pack of lies, Silent Spring, changed all that.
God damned econazis.
(BTW, that article claims, "For example, DDT was once used so indiscriminately that it's now useless against mosquitos in many tropical regions." Not true. It still works extremely well. Except, of course, that no one is allowed to manufacture it any more.)
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That's because bigger girls have to try harder. A fat girl has lower mating value than a slender one, so she "advertises" with underwear. "I may be a behemoth, but I'm an easy one!"
(BTW I don't mind 'em chunky. I'm just saying.)
Sorry: fat gal in sexy underwear is beaten by sexy gal in "granny panties". It's just the way we're wired.
In fact, I prefer plain white panties to "thongs" on any woman, but if you're really after my heart, wear blue-striped panties. (Again, I'm just saying.)
Besides: "Forty percent of men questioned in the survey said they don’t care if granny or Vicky inspired their date’s underoos." Men don't care about the clothes; they care about what's inside them.
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Weak-sauce religion of death seeks yet another man's head because he said something less than nice about Mohammed.
Compare the anti-Christ images you see posted on 4chan's /b board any night of the week to this man's statement: "I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don't understand about you...I will not pray for you." Consider, then, how many Christians call for the poster of those images (and some of them are much nastier even than Serrano's "Piss Christ") to be executed.
The brittle soi disant "religion" can't stand it when someone doesn't like something about Mohammed. If you are in any way critical of Mohammed--off with your head! No forgiveness, not even pity--just the immediate enraged call for the execution of the apostate.
If your prophet cannot withstand criticism, he is not worthy of worship.
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Obama seems to think he can play the Catholic church the way he plays other organizations. Someone pointed out (I think it was Francis Porretto) that the Catholic Church has been outliving empires for two millennia, and it didn't accrue that record by being full of country bumpkins.
I have to wonder if people in the Obama administration think, "Oh, they're a bunch of Christ-tards; they're not sophisticated and worldly like we are. Hell, none of those guys ever has sex! (Unless it's with choirboys, that is!) So how can they possibly outmaneuver people who are as smart as we are?"
Believe me, it's not nearly as difficult as you think (or would like to believe) it is. Just because the GOP can't seem to keep its feet off its collective dick doesn't mean everyone who opposes you is similarly inept.
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I slept too much this afternoon.
Well, after posting, I laid down, but had trouble sleeping because I was hungry. After I finally gave in and had a small dish of ice cream, I then managed to get to sleep sometime after noon.
I slept until it was getting dark out, and was going to get up, but ended up drifting off for a couple more hours. Next thing I knew it was 7:30.
So: I got up, got dressed, and hit the grocery store.
Once that was done, I went to Culver's for a double deluxe. I figured, WTF, all I had to eat today was a peanut butter sandwich, a Suzy Q, and a small dish of ice cream--and all of that was before noon, for crying out loud. And I just didn't feel like going for Chinese, or cooking anything.
Got home, ate the food, brought in the groceries and put them away.
The weather outside is utterly crappy: cold, blowing snow, wind gusts to 30 MPH. While I was bringing in the groceries a particularly strong gust hit, and I heard one of the trees by the driveway making ominous creaking and popping noises.
"Uh oh," I thought. "Maybe I should move the Jeep when I'm done...." But after I was done bringing in the groceries, I had a look at the tree, and saw that there's one limb which grew such that it's pressing pretty hard on another tree. What I heard was the limb and the other tree--both quite sizable, more than 6" in diameter--rubbing together. And when they do, it sounds like a big hunk of wood is about to break.
So I left the Jeep where it is. I hope I'm not wrong....
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Another step function downward in the Dow today. Reason: Greece.
90 points out of twelve-odd-thousand is really not that big of a loss; but it indicates a loss of confidence which could lead to further downward movements.
Basically, there's nothing that can possibly be done about it so long as governments the world over continue to rely on new debt as a way of financing their socialist policies. Until governments cut back expenditures to what the people are willing to pay in taxes, this kind of thing is going to continue to be a problem. Even after Greece is fixed (in whatever way, either by people gutting it up and making the cuts, or by default when the whole thing collapses) there are still three other countries in Europe alone which face exactly the same problem that Greece does. They are merely not as far advanced along the curve as is Greece.
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Turns out I could get a 512 MB PCI video card for not a lot of money.
...or I could spend up to $1200 on one. Shit.
Needless to say I don't exactly need a video card that costs more than all three of my current machines combined (Cephiro, Seiren, and El-Hazard). WTF.
But $30 or $40 for a GeForce video card with 512 MB of RAM would not break the bank, and it would probably let me play WoW on El-Hazard if I felt like it.
Something to think about. But it's not necessary, and even if it were it doesn't need to be done right now, on a cold, blustery, and snowy Friday night.